Dreamcast Link Cables Pre-Ordering

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Xiden
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Dreamcast Link Cables Pre-Ordering

Post#1 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:26 pm

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Hey everyone,

Dreamcast VS Link Cables Are Now Available for Pre-Order from Kevin Mellott. The Cost for a cable is $85 plus shipping.

To order send a request to: mellottsvrpage@gmail.com

About the Creator: Kevin Mellott
For those are unfamiliar with his work, Kevin has created some really cool stuff including the amazing Virtual Boy Link cable (That never even existed!) His work was even featured on Linus Tech Tips! I can certainly vouch for his work as top notch. He's also in the process of making a Virtual Boy flash cart.... but that's another story for another forum.

As many of you know, the Dreamcast VS Cable is super rare as it was only released in Japan. When they pop up on Ebay they are priced at $300-400+ Dollars.... So having a readily available 3rd party solution for a more reasonable cost would be far better.

Now the most important question is how many games actually work with this thing?

Ferrari 355,
Aero Dancing F,
Aero Dancing I,
Sega Tetris,
Virtual-On: Oratario Tangram,
Hell Gate (Prototype)

Potentially more could be added to this list via Home Brew as that's how the Virtual Boy scene has gone.
So if you're like me and love the dreamcast and would really like to have access to one of the most rare accessories let preorder today through Kevin!

Note to access link mode on USA/PAL versions use codes below:

F335 - Hold X+Y or LT + RT on Menu Screen to show link menu
Virtual On - Press and hold ''LT + RT + A + Start'' at the Title screen

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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#2 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:31 pm

Heckgate too lol

Yes!

mrneo240
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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#3 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:52 pm

Missed it last time. I'll buy 2

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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#4 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:08 pm

You can enter me on the list!
100% for myself and possibly 2/3 for friends ;)

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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#5 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:25 pm

Admittedly I wouldn't purchase one since I don't plan on buying a second Dreamcast but I'd love to see it get made

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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#6 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:34 pm

Im not sure of the pin out but it would be sweet if it was possible to make a pair of serial to female rj45 so users could run an ethernet inbetween to their desired lengths. If would also keep size, price and shipping down.
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mrneo240
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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#7 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:44 pm

I'd pay for connectors and/or cables if available.

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Xiden
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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#8 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:47 am

Add prototype connector photos. Kevin works fast!

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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#9 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:59 am

I want one!!!

Better than the 300€ for the original one!!!

Only for play F355 in 2 tvs and with 2 wheels keep a worth. :-)
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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Post#10 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:38 am

Anonymouse wrote:Im not sure of the pin out but it would be sweet if it was possible to make a pair of serial to female rj45 so users could run an ethernet inbetween to their desired lengths. If would also keep size, price and shipping down.

This is a great idea! Hopefully this can be put into consideration!

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